Bagdogra - Gangtok(2) - Lachung(2) - Gangtok(1) - Pelling(2) - Darjeeling(2) - Bagdogra
Day-1 Arrival at Gangtok and Rumtek Visit Arrive Gangtok (5000 + ft asl) by afternoon. Gangtok is capital of Sikkim and a popular tourist destination. Given time visit Rumtek monastery (16th Century and one of the most significant in Sikkim) in the evening.
Day-2 Ex-Gangtok - Tshangu Lake visit and Baba Mandir excursion Here one can either undertake an excursion to Baba Mandir, Tshangu High Altitude Lake, Optional - Nathu-la Pass Indo Tibetan Border (closed on Mon, Tue) which offers most scenic beauty but is a bit strenuous and adventurous in terms of drives OR can do a leisurely local visits to Rumtek Monastery (If not visited on day 1), Enchey Monastery, local temples, and view points. Both can take a little more than half a day. Rest of the day one can visit local markets for shopping or just relax.
Day-3 Gangtok - Lachung Transfer with enroute sightseeing Proceed to Lachung (8000+ ft asl - 112 kms - 4 hrs). Enroute visit Seven sister’s water fall, Singhik view point.
Day-4 Ex-Lachung excursion to Yumthang Valley Half day excursion to Yumthang Valley and Zeropoint / Katao (on direct payment basis) On the way visit the Hot Spring and Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary.
Day-5 Lachung - Gangtok Return to Gangtok. Evening optional visit to MG Road / Mall area for shopping.
Day-6 Gangtok - Peling transfer. Visit to Pemayangtse Monastery etc. Proceed to Pelling (6000+ ft asl, 112 kms - 4 hrs). Evening visit to Pemayangtse Monastery (One of the oldest and most significant monastery), Rimbi Water fall, Sangachoeling Monastery etc.
Day-7 Ex-Pelling - Darap Village, Khecheopalri Lake and Yuksom Visit After breakfast visit to Darap Village (Experiential village), Khecheopalri Lake (29 kms), Further drive to Yuksom (the meeting place of three monks) - the first capital of Sikkim. If time permitting can also visit Kaluk (26 km from Pelling and is prominently recognised for Bersay Rhadodendron Sanctuary).
Day-8 Pelling - Darjeeling transfer and local Darjeeling sightseeing Proceed to Darjeeling (7000+ ft asl - 118 kms - 4 hrs). Darjeeling may feel crowded and cramped but is renowned for its close range Himalayan views (Oct - March) and tea plantations around. Evening one can male a visit to Himalayan Zoological Park & Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday).
Day-9 Ex-Darjeeling - Tiger Hill, Ghoom Monastery and local visits Early morning visit to Tiger Hills to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather). On way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop. After breakfast can proceed for local sightseeing like Japanese Temple, Tea Estate etc. Evening explore local markets around Chow rasta (Mall Road).
Day-10 Departure After breakfast, depart for onward journey.
Bagdogra - Bagdogra is visited for being a base point near Siliguri having an Airport from where guests access West Bengal Hills (Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Chalsa, Dooars etc.) and Sikkim (Gangtok, Pelling, North Sikkim etc).
Gangtok - The capital of Sikkim, Gangtok is a popular hill station destination in the East. This small town, lies atop a ridge, at an altitude of 5,000 ft asl and home to some important monasteries. Gangtok is also the access point to visit higher remote areas of North sikkim.
Lachung - Lachung (8600 ft asl) this is a small riverside village best visited in Summer. It offers snow peak views, cool weather even in peak summer. One can go to yumthang valley, a big plateau surrounded by beautiful snowpeaks from here
Pelling - Pelling located in West Sikkim (6800 ft) is mainly for Himalayan views and monasteries, most notably being the Pemangyetse Monastery.
Darjeeling - Darjeeling (About 7000 ft) is a renowned British era hill station and has been visited for many a decades by tourists and is one of the popular tourist destinations. Darjeeling is internationally famous for its tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.